Each year, 3e Thursday of November, beaujolais nouveau made headlines around the world and invites on all tables. Even if this primeur wine played an important role in the popularity of the vineyard, it must not overshadow the rest of the production of Beaujolais. If it has a time been shunned, is now in full revival. The work of several winemakers, including through the vineyards Morgon, Moulin to wine and flowery, participate fully to improve the image of the vineyard. (Re) discover the appellations and vintages of this wine region located between the South of Mâcon and the North of Lyon. You will be seduced by the diversity of its wines, but also by their often exceptional quality-price ratio.
The vineyards of Beaujolais is located on the right bank of the Saône River, straddling the departments of Saône-et-Loire and the Rhone. about 50 kilometers, it extends South from Macon to the North of Lyon. The vineyard covers 17 300 hectares distributed on the flanks of the mounts of the Beaujolais, a name inherited from the Lords of Beaujeu, which reigned over the region until the beginning of the 15e century. The neighbouring territory of Burgundy and Cotes-du-Rhone focuses on the production of red wines made from a leading variety: gamay. Beaujolais also gives rise to a few white wines, primarily with chardonnay. Other varieties are allowed, such as the Aligoté, pinot grey or melon.
The account names Beaujolais: 2 regional appellations and municipal or local names.
It is the largest appellation of the vineyard; is she that one must most famous beaujolais nouveau. It divides itself on almost all of the Beaujolais region, with a presence in the South of Villefranche.
This AOC is produced in 38 communes of the Rhône, and in lesser extent, Saône-et-Loire. Macon to Villefranche, they are located on the central part of the vineyard as well as on its northern limits. The AOC Beaujolais-Village represents 25%of local production. It is in part dedicated to beaujolais nouveau.
The Beaujolais AOC wines are concentrated North of the vineyard: